Standalone Fraud Check

With Paydock, you can now send a fraud transaction separately from the sale transaction. This feature makes it possible to gather fraud data and make a fraud check without triggering a sale transaction. Based on the fraud check results, you can then decide whether you would like to create a sale charge and when you want to do it.

You can also reuse the fraud charges multiple times, eliminating the need to process unnecessary fraud checks for existing customers.

How to make a fraud charge

  1. Log into your Paydock Production or Sandbox account;
  2. Navigate to Charges from the menu on the left;
  3. Switch to the Add new tab;
  4. Choose the Fraud check option from the drop-down list from the Select Payment Type section;
  5. Fill in the details for the fraud check. When filling in the parameters, you also have the option to insert the browser fraud data obtained using the browserDetails variable. Add the details to the Custom Fraud Data field after you receive it.
  6. Click Create. Please note that standalone fraud charge can only be created using a vault or one-time token (via the API).

Success! The fraud charge has been created successfully. You will be able to see it in the list of the existing charges.

Note: The fraud charge can be made against the Accertify service only.

Make a POST {url}}/v1/charges/fraud request passing in the required parameters if you use the Paydock API.


How to connect a financial charge with a fraud charge

Once a standalone fraud transaction is created, it is possible to connect it to a previously  completed charge or to a new charge upon its creation. Please follow the next steps to connect the fraud transaction with an existing charge:

  1. Collect the financial charge ID. To find the required ID, please go to Charges, click on Actions near the charge you would like to connect > View Logs.
  2. Once the charge ID is copied, find the fraud transaction which needs to be incorporated in the chosen financial charge, press Actions > Connect.
  3. A new pop-up window will appear where it is required to paste your financial –°harge ID and press Connect.

Success! Once connected, the fraud transaction will be associated with the financial charge. The initial fraud charge will remain intact.


How to create a new financial charge with a fraud charge

Once a standalone fraud transaction is created, it is possible to connect it to a new financial charge. In order to connect a fraud transaction to a new charge, follow these steps:

  1. Collect the fraud charge ID. To find the required ID, please go to Charges, click on Actions near the fraud charge you would like to connect > View Logs.
  2. Once the fraud charge ID is copied, create a new charge by switching to the Add New tab and choosing Charge as a payment type.
  3. Fill in the Fraud charge ID field with the copied ID and other necessary payment information. 
  4. Press the Create Charge button.

Success! The fraud charge is now included in the financial charge! The initial fraud charge will remain intact.

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